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How are peritoneal diseases diagnosed?

Because many peritoneal diseases are associated with a build up of peritoneal fluid, doctors can diagnose some of these diseases with an analysis of the person's peritoneal fluid. Through lab tests, doctors can often determine the cause of the fluid build up in your abdomen. Other ways that peritoneal diseases are diagnosed are through blood tests or with X-rays and/or ultrasound exams.

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